• Program: Plastics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Properties and Tests of Selected Plastics
  • Course #: PLST2007
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental methods of identifying plastics, laboratory testing of plastic materials, testing specifications and measurement systems used in the plastics industry. Hands on training in setup and operation of many types of destructive and non-destructive instruments will be emphasized.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Classify materials identification methods
Identify plastics testing agencies
Practice mechanical properties testing
Practice physical properties testing
Practice thermal properties testing
Practice environmental properties testing
Practice optical properties testing
Practice electrical properties testing
Practice chemical properties testing
Figure out processing characteristics tests

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  PLST1008
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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